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What do you call dark brown bread (from colouring) whose ingredients are "corn meal, colour, and water"?

Asked by flo (12907points) June 17th, 2019

If a commerically available bread says, Ingredients: “corn meal, colour and water” and it’s dark brown and it has what looks like small dark grain on the outside, what could it be called, and how is it possible without the preservatives usually found in anything commerical?

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flo's avatar

”...small dark grains”

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Closest thing I could find, B&M Brown Bread in a can.

kritiper's avatar

We called bread like that “brown bread.” We never had white bread.

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Inspired_2write's avatar

Boston brown bread’s color
comes from a mixture of flours, usually a mix of several of the following: cornmeal, rye, whole wheat, graham flour, and from the addition of sweeteners like molasses and maple syrup. Leavening most often comes from baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) though a few recipes use yeast.
the color is the effect of the molasses.

raum's avatar

Corn bread.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Without more ingredients it isn’t bread at all.

janbb's avatar

Not enough info. It could be pumprtnickrl, it could be whole wheat, it could be multi-grain. I used to make a dark brown bread with molasses called anadama bread.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Corn bread, is yellow though. Only brown, on the top.

kritiper's avatar

Corn bread could be brown if pre-sweetened with molasses. But it’s still corn bread.

MrGrimm888's avatar

^I ain’t never had no cone bread, like at:)

flo's avatar

Ok. Thanks. I agree @Patty_Melt with only those ingredients it’s not bread at all.
I have to add it’s in a regular supermarket not in a health store by the way. But is it odd or not that a commericially made bread would have _only _ those 3 ingredients? I’m guessing it’s an error. I just found out it says “Black Bread”
Black Bread recipe (if it’s the original one)
1 1/8 cups lukewarm water.
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar.
1 cup pumpernickel or rye flour, plus more for dusting.
1¼ teaspoons salt.
2 tablespoons unsalted butter.
2 tablespoons dark corn syrup or molasses.
1 tablespoon brown sugar.
3 tablespoons black cocoa.

kritiper's avatar

@MrGrimm888 Neither have I. But I can’t understand why anyone would want to just color cornbread brown?

flo's avatar

Brown makes it look healthy to those of us who never heard of artificial coloring, etc.

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Love_my_doggie's avatar

@flo, is the product sold in a can? If yes, I think you’re describing the prosaically-named “brown bread,” which is served with baked beans. In my southeastern New England childhood, that combination was Saturday night supper.

flo's avatar

@Love_my_doggie No, in a plastic bag. In a regular supermarket.

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